[Q] TFM files headers

Taylor, P P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk
Fri Sep 13 23:15:59 CEST 2019

barbara beeton wrote:

> I'm not aware of a version of TeX with that syntax ever got loose.
> But if \font were defined to take a single token, then "A" wouldn't
> necessarily have to be \catcoded to something other than "letter",
> so I don't see any problem with ordinary words, or, indeed, \cs-es
> containing that letter.  But I'll think about it some more.

I realised that other contemporaneous articles in TUGboat might provide 
an clue, and I now believe that one had to write "\curfont A" in order 
to use the font "A".
** Phil.

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